By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Tigers continued their rough season with a loss to the Abernathy Antelopes 36-48 Friday evening (Jan. 22) in Abernathy.
Head Coach Stacy Godfrey said it was a rough start to the team’s second round of District play. “With the second half of District starting over again, we are really trying to find ways to win, but really struggling to put the ball in the hole,” he said.
“Tuesday was our open day and we tried to benefit and focused on a lot of team play, getting up and down the court.”
While the team has had many challenges this year, Godfrey does see positives. “I think we are playing better overall, we need more team support in each game,” he said. “That’s one of our down falls, each game we need our first five to score, one or two guys scoring in double digits isn’t gonna work.”
“Abernathy just shot better than us each quarter. Shooting 36.1 percent field goals, won’t win ball games,” he added. “Games are won on fundamentals of basketball and right now we are trying to fix those things that are hurting us.”
The team played Roosevelt Tuesday (Jan. 26) and will play Tulia Friday (Jan. 29).
“We look forward to playing Roosevelt and Tulia again,” said Godfrey of the rematches.
“We really jump out on top of both teams, but couldn’t the first time but struggled the second half, hopefully we can put all four quarters together this round.”